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by D.W. Gregory
Briggs Theatre

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. 

Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

Radium Girls

ADULT: $15.00
STUDENT: $10.00


by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Guignol Theatre

The comedic, satirical play, The School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, is a scathing attack on pretention and hypocrisy. It was originally staged in 1777 in London’s Drury Lane Theatre. In this play, gossip and scandal, fueled by sexual intrigue, dominate the high society and aristocracy of England. Often considered the highlight of the “comedy of manners” plays, Sheridan’s plot delivers a caustic rebuke of the lack of honor, lax morality, and conceits of the idle rich, who spend their time in constant turmoil striving for superior position and advantage amongst themselves and destroying all that surrounds them. 

The School for Scandal

ADULT: $15.00, STUDENT: $10.00


Featuring original works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers. 
Guignol Theatre 

The annual dance concert, Rooted Forces, features new dances by faculty, guest artists and student work. Aligned with UK as a leading research university, the choreography is rooted in inquiry, exploration, risk taking, and creativity. Through an extraordinary breadth of multi-faceted perspectives and creative processes, the concert is an eclectic mix of modern and contemporary dance.

Rooted Forces

ADULT: $15.00, STUDENT: $10.00


By Dominique Morisseau
Briggs Theatre

A striking ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students from Louisiana who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold play by Dominique Morisseau (Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Skeleton Crew), whose title is inspired by the song Strange Fruit, recorded by Billy Holiday, examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.

Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Blood at the Root

ADULT: $15.00, STUDENT: $10.00


by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman adapted for the stage by Lee Hall 
Guignol Theatre

Based on the Academy Award-winning movie, this enchanting, hilarious, romantic stage play reimagines William Shakespeare's creative process – and explores his inspiration – as he writes Romeo & Juliet. Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching, but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse... the feisty, brilliant and beautiful Viola. This crafty young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms, inspiring him to write his greatest romantic masterpiece.

Shakespeare in Love

ADULT: $20.00, STUDENT: $15.00
Created 07/08/2021
Last Updated 08/29/2022